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Learn Media Composer Lesson 64: Motion Effects PART TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 64: Motion Effects PART TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe expands on lesson one by showing you how to create variable speed motion effects inside your MC/Symphony timeline. Most people think that a technique like this requires either a third-party plug-in, or a compositing application, Kevin shows you how simple it is to create some very cool slo-mo's.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 63: Basic Motion Effects Part 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 63: Basic Motion Effects Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create some basic Motion Effects, i.e. - Slow Mo's, and shows you a great technique that he uses all the time to create a dynamic "isolated" slo-mo effect.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction TWO

Learn Media Composer Lesson 62: Basic Color Correction TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at basic color correction by talking about what to do in situations where the color of an image has been altered (incorrect White Balance, for example) from what would be considered "normal". He gives you a basic overview of the color wheels and how simple they are to use, to achieve the "proper" look across all the clips in your timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 61: Basic Color Correction ONE

Learn Media Composer Lesson 61: Basic Color Correction ONE
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you the basics of color correction by simply adjusting the Setup, Gamma and Gain values to take a shot that was totally washed out, and give it the punch to really make it stand out above all others. The best part about it, is the technique is so simple, it can (and should) be used on every clip in your timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 60: A Proper Fadeout

Learn Media Composer Lesson 60: A Proper Fadeout
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe addresses a common mistake that editors make when doing a simple fade out, shows you how simple it is to fix, and then goes over other "simple fade in/out editorial mistakes" that are easily correctable. This lesson is crucial, as these simple techniques will show your clients your attention to detail, which is key in having them become repeat customers!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 59: Composite 23.98 from 1080i

Learn Media Composer Lesson 59: Composite 23.98 from 1080i
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you a fantastic technique on how to revert your 1080i footage back to 23.98 fps for compositing in After Effects (assuming it was originally shot 23.98), and then how to render it out of AE to back to 1080i. No transcoding of footage is necessary, just a little bit of thought, and a few clicks of the mouse!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 58: A Good Day to Die Hard Text

Learn Media Composer Lesson 58: A Good Day to Die Hard Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you a lesson "right out of the edit room" with a breakdown of how he created a title treatment for the French Canadian "A Good Day to Die Hard" commercials. Once you see how easy it is to create inside your NLE, you'll wonder why you don't create all your text treatments this way.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 57: Animation: Split Screens 4

Learn Media Composer Lesson 57: Animation: Split Screens 4
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In this last part of our look at Split Screens inside of Media Composer and Symphony, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introductory look at Matte Keying, and shows you why working with them has a huge, hidden advantage while working inside of your MC/Symphony timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 56: Animation: Split Screens 3

Learn Media Composer Lesson 56: Animation: Split Screens 3
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In the third part at our look at Split Screens inside of MC and Symphony, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to take the technique from the previous tutorial, and add realistic motion to the footage inside of the split screen elements.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 55: Animation: Split Screens 2

Learn Media Composer Lesson 55: Animation: Split Screens 2
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In this second lesson in our look at Split Screens inside of Avid's Media Composer, we look at how to create our own, right from within the MC/Symphony timeline using the standard title tool, and the 3D Warp effect.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 54: Animation: Split Screens 1

Learn Media Composer Lesson 54: Animation: Split Screens 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewers question about a common technique that you see in show's like X Factor, and that is "How do you build split screen elements inside of Media Composer?" Well this first of four part tutorial shows you how to take a aplit screen element, possibly created by your Graphic Designer, and work with it in your Media Composer and Symphony timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 53: Animation Techniques: Lists

Learn Media Composer Lesson 53: Animation Techniques: Lists
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create a simple list, and animate it in your timeline. Most people get tripped up with which is the better way to do this technique, but Kevin shows your why you might want to consider the 3D tool, as it is simple to use, and easy to animate with.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop Files

Learn Media Composer Lesson 52: Working with Photoshop Files
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create, import and work with Photoshop files. There are a few options that come with importing graphics alone, and add in Photoshop files to the mix, and things can get tricky very quick. Kevin shows you the ropes so if creating titles in Photoshop is your workflow, working with them in your timeline will be a snap.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 51: Decomposing

Learn Media Composer Lesson 51: Decomposing
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question where they have accidentally deleted footage from their sequence that they need, and they don't have the master clips to go back and recapture/re-import. Is all lost? Not after watching this tutorial. Kevin shows you how easy it is to not only get your Master clips back, but get your footage back into your timeline in no time flat.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 50: Transfer Modes

Learn Media Composer Lesson 50: Transfer Modes
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer question about the ability to do transfer modes (composite modes) inside of MC and Symphony 6. The viewer is currently using a free plug-in with MC 5.5, but since the plug-in is 32-bit, it won't work inside of MC6/Symphony 6, as they are 64 bit applications. Kevin shows how easy it is to work with transfer modes with some great free applications that are included in your MC6 and Symphony 6 purchases.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 49: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 49: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques PART 6: In this last lesson in our almost 3 hour in-depth look at the Marquee Title Tool, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about lighting in your Titling scenes, and goes into great detail on light types, light manipulation and shows you how to set-up realistic looking lighting scenarios in the Marquee Title Tool.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 48: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 48: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques Part FIVE: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about applying textures to your text, he shows you why seamlessly tileable elements are the way to go, and even how to manipulate your textures, once they have been applied. Finally, he wraps things up by showing you how easy it is to apply textures to any element you have created inside of Marquee. If you've started creating 3D text inside of Marquee, this lesson is a must!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 47: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 47: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques Part FOUR: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe expands on his Title Roll lesson (Advanced Marquee Technique #3), and shows how you would go about integrating client logos into your title rolls and crawls. Again, this is a technique that is normally done outside of Media Composer or Symphony, but as this lesson shows, we can do it right here from within the timeline.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 46: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 46: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques, Part THREE: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewers e-mail about Title Rolls and Crawls. He starts out in the standard title tool, and then shows you how simple it is to create the same crawl in Marquee. Finally, he takes it up a notch, and shows you how to add 3D extrusion to your title roll in Marquee, that will have your client singing your praises.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 45: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 45: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques, Part TWO: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how simple it is to create a complex animation inside of Marquee in a matter of minutes, when creating the same look in After Effects or a 3D application could take hours. No other applications are used here, just Marquee, and a little bit of creativity!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Avid Media Composer: Batch Importing

Avid Media Composer: Batch Importing
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This tutorial for Avid Media Composer/Symphony covers the basics of batch importing in Avid, and includes replacing a file with another file so it will auto-update across sequences, renaming clips in your bin then finding the original imported file name, batch importing with an alpha channel, importing a file with audio then replacing only the video portion, caveats to batch importing (the importance of file duration), and batching importing groups of clips that have moved from their original location.

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Michael Hancock
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 44: Advanced Marquee Techniques

Learn Media Composer Lesson 44: Advanced Marquee Techniques
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Advanced Marquee Techniques: Part ONE: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to take a complex looking scene, and create it very easily within the Marquee interface. This tutorial is normally something that can only be done in a compositing application, but with the power of Marquee, and a little forward thinking, you can save yourself time, and your clients money, by not leaving the comfort of your NLE.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 43: The Marquee Title Tool 5

Learn Media Composer Lesson 43: The Marquee Title Tool 5
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Exporting titles for 3rd Party Applications: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to export Marquee titles for use in 3rd party compositing applications such as Adobe's After Effects and Apple's Motion. There are always exclusive plug-ins you wish you could apply to your titles inside of Media Composer and Symphony, now, you can take your titles directly to those awesome effects!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 42: The Marquee Title Tool 4

Learn Media Composer Lesson 42: The Marquee Title Tool 4
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Path Text Animation: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to animate text on a path, and also a couple of tricks to spice up your animation once it's back in the Symphony interface.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
AVID
Learn Media Composer Lesson 41: The Marquee Title Tool 3

Learn Media Composer Lesson 41: The Marquee Title Tool 3
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Basic Animation & Rendering: In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about basic animating in Marquee, and shows you why it's better to do your animation there, as opposed to doing it in the 3D Warp tool. He also discusses rendering/saving out your titles, and how simple it is, so you're back up and editing in no time flat!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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